Now and Forever

Now and Forever

Will you love me forever?

What is forever
if you are gone,
I am gone, the spark is gone?

I will hold that forever
close to my heart
so long as there is a spark
or burning ember
to remind me of forever,
even when forever might be short.

 This poem is my response to One Day to Go and an Early-Bird Prompt, where we are asked to write a poem inspired by one of five lines from Emily Dickinson poems:

“Forever might be short”
• “The absence of the Witch does not / Invalidate the spell”
• “If to be ‘Elder’ – mean most pain – / I’m old enough, today”
• “The second half of joy / Is shorter than the first”
• “To be a Flower, is profound / Responsibility –

Shared with OLN #313: Spring has sprung!

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39 thoughts on “Now and Forever

  1. Cool, you and Scott both wrote about a spark. You rocked your prompt. Our little lives in the grand scheme of things is indeed short, but I interpret “spark” as soul/spirit, so no worries.

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  2. A yes, Ken – methinks the spark of love will never fade if you tend it carefully in your heart – ‘to remind me of forever…” After all, what is time, but an illusion – or, at lthe very east only one of several dimensions…

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  4. Your poem “sparked” philosophical ideas about the meaning of “forever” but suffice it so say that I won’t go into all of that here but it is an interesting thought. Thanks for getting the wheels turning!

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